ECTSComputer-Aided Highway Design

Computer-Aided Highway Design (CE508) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Computer-Aided Highway Design CE508 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Basic Highway Engineering Courses during BS.
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cumhur AYDIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To expose students to the role of probability in highway engineering discipline. To teach students elementary concepts of highway engineering. Introduce and solve practical highway engineering problems trough InRoads software. To make students very familiar with basic highway engineering terms in details like superelevation, transition lengths, typical sections, roadways etc.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • General CAD knowledge
  • The students are prepared with these concepts so that they can solve practical problems of highway engineering discipline which requires earthwork volume calculations, horizontal and vertical alignment geometry, profile and crossection calculations and highway quantity takeoffs.
Course Content Introduction to MicroStation CAD platform, introduction to InRoads platform, digital terrain model and point types symbology and feature creation for DTM, horizontal alignment and profile extraction, vertical alignment, typical cross sections, roadway modeling, superelevation, final evaluation of the course.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 CAD Platform & Introduction to InRoads MicroStation Training Document
2 CAD Platform & Introduction to InRoads MicroStation Training Document
3 CAD Platform & Introduction to InRoads MicroStation Training Document
4 Digital Terrain Model InRoads Training Document
5 Digital Terrain Model InRoads Training Document
6 Digital Terrain Model InRoads Training Document
7 Geometric Design for Alignment Referance
8 Geometric Design for Alignment Referance
9 Geometric Design for Alignment Referance
10 Geometric Design for Alignment Referance
11 Geometric Design for Alignment Referance
12 Profile, Crosssection and Volumes Referance
13 Profile, Crosssection and Volumes Referance
14 Profile, Crosssection and Volumes Referance
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets,AASHTO Metric 2001 Edition.
Other Sources 2. Data Book For Civil Engineers by Elwyn E. Seelve.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 12 24
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125